Use these tips as guidance to increase your home’s value whether you are planning on selling or just want to implement some changes that will prove to be a worthwhile investment.

Start with help from the experts; your realtor, an interior designer, a home stager, housing inspectors, a landscaper, or even your local utility company can provide their professional services and expert suggestions for improvements that will improve the value of your home in your area. If you live in the Lehigh Valley, let me know! I have a list of preferred professionals you can start with!

Tips to Consider:

1. Cut energy costs by testing the energy efficiency of your home. The professionals can help you maximize the efficiency of your home and save you money at the same time.

2. Have your home inspected for deteriorating roofs, small water leaks, mold, damaged siding, or outdated electrical systems. Repairing minor issues now is better than having it turn into a costly nightmare.

3. Update your old appliances with energy efficient ones.

4. Replace outdated heating and cooling systems with more efficient ones.

5. Work on your curb appeal. Trim the trees or plant new ones. Replace the front door. Re-create new flower beds with fresh mulch.

6. Pick a room and remodel it. Whether it’s the attic, the basement, a closet, or a bathroom, choose one that can be a do-it-yourself project with little impact to your wallet.

7. And lastly, create the feel of more space by de-cluttering as much as you can and storing the rest in an organized fashion. If you’re selling your home, this process is a great way to start packing. Renting a storage space can be a worthwhile investment in the long run.

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My name is Barbara Bottitta and I am a Realtor/Partner with Keller Williams Real Estate and team leader for the Barb Bottitta Team of Lehigh Valley Home Experts. Our team of professionals include a listing and closing specialist so that from the starting line to the dotted line you won’t find another agent or team that provides better service, works harder – or cares more – than my team. My husband, Lou, and I have lived in Lower Macungie for over 30 years; our grown children attended Emmaus High School and we feel fortunate that our grandsons are growing up in the Lehigh Valley as well!

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